Psalm 91 Part 4
As we come to the final section of this Psalm it talks about the reward that comes to the person who ‘Dwells in the secret place of the Most High ’. It is good to remember that God is a good God and if He looks after the sparrow and we are much more valuable than the sparrow then it should be no surprise to us that He blesses us in all aspects of our life. Verse 14 says “Because He has set His love upon me, therefore I will deliver him, I will set him on high because he has known My name “. Jesus said the greatest commandment was in Mark 12:30 which says “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength “. And Jesus also said in John 13:34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you love one another”. From these verses, we understand that God places great importance on us loving Him and one another. As we go back to this psalm it says the reward of us loving Him is that H will deliver us. This is a great comfort to us knowing that the enemy of our soul (Satan) is defeated and we are protected from the attacks that he makes on us. The verse goes on to say that the Lord will ‘Set us on high’ – in bible times the superior place to be was high ground because it was easily defended. This verse is a reminder that we have God’s protection in all situations. Verse 15 says “He shall call on me and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him “. This verse is very comforting because we know that when we call upon the Lord He will answer us. I take great comfort in this because His answer is not conditional except for living close to Him which is the basis of this psalm. This means even though I do not see the answer when I expect God is committed to answering my call. Next, the Lord goes on to say that He is with me in times of trouble, we can rest in the fact the Lord does not leave us in these times, and not only is He with us but He promises to deliver us. Also, He says that He will honour us and I desire to be honoured by Him. Verse 16 says “With long life, I will satisfy him, and show him my salvation “. The first important thing to note is that ‘Long Life’ is a reward when the journey we experience must be one of great fulfilment or it would not be a reward. The second thing is that ‘Long Life’ is not a number but a journey with the Lord and according to Psalm 92:14 it is a time of being fruitful and being fresh, which means during the long that you live, you live in the freshness of now which comes from the Lord each morning. This is what I am experiencing the older I live the more excited I am about what I see the lord doing, it is good to have memories but that is what they are and should not be part of how we live now, for we live in the blessing of His salvation.